Scarlett Raven – The Danger Tree: A Visual Art Experience




Scarlett Raven: World’s First Augmentist

30 year old artist Scarlett Raven unveils her ambitious, groundbreaking visual arts experience, The Danger Tree this summer. Scarlett is the first oil painter to work in the exciting world of augmented reality and reveals the deeply personal process of creating her multi-layered, experiential art.

Working exclusively with Blippar, world leaders in the field of augmented art, the viewer can use their smartphone app to unlock Scarlett’s poignant work, stripping away the countless layers of paint to reveal the creative journey beneath each painting.

On 1st July 2016 Scarlett Raven will launch her trailblazing new project The Danger Tree to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. Award winning film set designer Kave Quinn will magically transform a 2,000ft space in Greenwich to create a blown out building from the French/Belgian borders. Parts of the exposed roof and walls will echo to the sounds of war, as each of Scarlett’s paintings appear hanging from the walls still extant, each beautifully lit and positioned to take the viewer on an incredible journey. We begin the experience at the danger tree, through to the moving penultimate painting Black Poppies and the final painting, The Soldier, a reflection on all we have seen. The collection will challenge us to view alternative versions of the multi-layered, immersive work, seen through the words of the war poets and movingly expressed by leading British actors, Sean Bean, Christopher Eccleston and Sophie Okonedo. 

Scarlett’s new collection of work is inspired by her father and the legendary WW1 poets Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Rupert Brooke and is a memorial tribute to the Newfoundland Regiment who used a tree about halfway into “No Man’s Land” to gather. Regrettably the tree was highly visible to German artillery resulting in many casualties and it became known amongst the soldiers as The Danger Tree, a replica of the twisted tree now stands to mark the spot.

Following the launch in London, The Danger Tree will tour the UK throughout October and November, exhibiting in Birmingham and Manchester and finally in Liverpool.

Duration 01 July 2016 - 31 July 2016
Times Mon - Sun, 10-6pm
Cost Free Admission
Venue RIVERSIDE UNIT
Address New Capital Quay London SE10 9FR, ,
Contact 0044 (0) 780 9601635 / priscilla@lisabakerltd.com / www.scarlettraven.com

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